On assembly day, I carved the body and nozzle out of one of the loaf cakes. Cool, so far so good. Then things took a turn for the worse and while working on the crumb coat for the handle, it literally fell apart on me. Not willing to go down without a fight, I frantically made Rice Krispy treats and behold, a new handle was born. Lesson 3: shit happens. deal with it.
I had assembled the blow dryer on a cake cardboard (pre-cutout) then covered it with fondant. Next, I dry fitted the back vent and black nozzle, then I airbrushed black around the base and for low lighting defining the parts of the dryer. I finished it off with airbrushing silver all over. When it was almost dry, I attached the gumpaste back vent and front black nozzle.
So now what everyone wants to know...how long did it take? One day for cake baking and fondant making. 1/2 day to make the "do-dads" (although I had to wait a few days then airbrush) and one (whole, very long) day for cake assembly.
Smiles and hugs from my baby girl....worth every minute!
P.S...I seriously need a haircut and color, hint hint Jessica ;),